Savin Hill

By - 4/8/14 - 6:11 am

The homicide unit and the arson squad are investigating what exactly killed a person whose body was found inside a burning car shortly before 4 a.m. at Davitt Street and Savin Hill Avenue, according to Stanley Staco and Boston EMS Incidents.

Ed. note: I've closed the comments on this post. A lot of things were said about the dead man that may... Read more

By - 4/1/14 - 7:52 pm

A concerned citizen reports:

Wild Turkey dodging traffic and dogs on Savin Hill Ave for 2nd straight day. Someone is going to crash trying to avoid it.

Ed. note: At least it's not attacking people.... Read more

By - 3/27/14 - 4:12 pm

Police responded to the parking lot at 1141 Dorchester Ave. shortly before 4 p.m. after several shots were fired. About 15 minutes later, a gunshot victim showed up at Boston Medical Center, where he arrived in the same sort of vehicle seen fleeing the shooting site.

The Boys and Girls Club on Deer Street locked its doors until police gave the all clear.... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 7:35 am

The morning commute, like around 6:40, started with an inbound Red Line train kicked the bucket at Savin Hill and a Green Line train meeting its maker at Government Center - an occurrence that the T suggested to riders might be a good time to try out the Orange Line between Back Bay and North station.

As of 7:30 a.m., the T said things... Read more

By - 2/25/14 - 10:34 am
Vandalized car on Savin Hill

Natural reports a friend's wife went out this morning to find her SUV with slashed tires and some fresh obscenity on the side.

By - 2/15/14 - 9:56 am

Boston Police report drug officers who raided a house at 11 Treadway Rd. yesterday morning recovered quite a stash:

Upon executing the search warrant at 11 Treadway Road, detectives encountered two more suspects and recovered a loaded .22 caliber rifle, 5 pounds of marijuana, 627 Grams of MDMA (Molly) 2 bottles of Testosterone (steroid) 3 machetes, 2 bullet proof vests, white zip ties,

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By - 1/23/14 - 8:05 am
Removing cars from a collision on I-93 in Dorchester

Jeannie Doherty posted this photo of a completely blocked I-93 south at Savin Hill at 8 a.m.

By - 1/15/14 - 3:02 pm

THURSDAY UPDATE: The Licensing Board granted the request for a beer and wine license.

The Boston Licensing Board could vote Thursday whether to let a shuttered Vietnamese market on Dorchester Avenue be turned into an upscale shop selling everything a young professional could need for a dinner party - from wine and gourmet cheeses to self-service olive oil and home-made peanut butter.

At a hearing... Read more

By - 1/12/14 - 9:04 pm

Around 8:30 p.m. at the rear entrance to the station. The two suspects are described as black, about 18, one wearing an Army jacket and sweatpants, the other wearing a red and black hoodie.

By - 1/12/14 - 9:01 pm

A manhole on Dorchester Avenue near Bay Street went FOOM into the night. Residents for blocks around had their lights flicker and their electronic devices show their resentment. One resident a couple blocks away reported hearing a loud thud; she thought at first her downstairs neighbor had slammed the door.

Meanwhile, lights went out from Uphams Corner down to the area of Blue Hill Avenue... Read more

By - 1/9/14 - 4:54 pm
Oak Square space saver

Can't blame a citizen for trying, in this case a Brighton citizen who looked down today, saw a lack of snow and asked this lady to stop saving a space in front of her Hobart Street home:

She told me the spots were hers and anyone that parked there would regret it.

Meanwhile, across town, a roving UHub photographer captured the scene today on... Read more

By - 8/17/13 - 10:58 am

Transit Police report they are looking for a duo they say robbed two women of their purses and phones around 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday at the Savin Hill Red Line stop.

One of the subjects covered his face with a knit hat. The other subject pulled the hood of his sweatshirt over his face.

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By - 7/13/13 - 10:13 am

And it wasn't even all that warm.

By - 5/30/13 - 11:14 pm

A man was shot at three times at Auckland and Dewar streets in Dorchester around 9:50 p.m. But rather than try again, his attackers fled. They're described as black males, both about 5'8" and both in their 20s. One wore a yellow shirt, the other a black shirt.

By - 4/21/13 - 11:42 pm

Peace bannerMartin Richard's words.

Liz Carney led a Dot Art Paint for Peace Day at Savin Hill Beach today that ended with the hanging of this banner across I-93. Photo by Peter McNamara.... Read more

By - 4/5/13 - 4:20 pm

The Herald reports on today's arraignment of Daquan Sparks, 19, on a charge of assault with intent to murder for his alleged role in a stabbing attack on the mother of one of his babies by the mother of one of his other babies.

Prosecutors are sticking by what they said was the victim's initial statement to police. Dorchester District Court Judge Rosalind... Read more

By - 4/4/13 - 5:17 pm

Boston Police report arresting Dequan Sparks, 19, on charges he helped his girlfriend repeatedly stab his ex-girlfriend Monday afternoon on Bay Street. Sparks was picked up in Quincy, police say.

Police charge Sparks set up a meeting with his ex-girlfriend on the pretext of wanting to give her some shoes for their eight-month-old baby. Instead, police say, he held her down while... Read more

By - 4/3/13 - 11:17 am

Vargas and Vargas Insurance will spring for a free ice-cream cone for anybody who shows up at Savin Scoop, 107 Savin Hill Ave. between 1 and 2:30 p.m. today.

The agency says it's doing this as "a random act of kindness" following Sunday's stabbing, as well as part of the neighborhood "cash mob" program, in which resident flood a particular business and buy its... Read more

By - 4/2/13 - 2:02 pm

UPDATE: Boyfriend arrested.

Boston Police report arresting Samia Jones, 17, on charges she repeatedly stabbed her boyfriend's ex as she walked down a Savin Hill street with her infant yesterday afternoon.

Police say Jones's boyfriend - with whom she also has a child - arranged the meeting between the two, and then actively helped in the attack:

The victim told officers her

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